January 26, 2014
Margaret Cho has joined the cast of Fox’s upcoming comedy series from “30 Rock’s” Tina Fey and Matt Hubbard, about a women’s college that begins admitting men. Cho, who joins Bonnie Dennison and Jack Cutmore Scott in the cast, will play an administrator at the college.
Debra O’Connell has been promoted to president at ABC National Television Sales, replacing the retiring John Watkins. O’Connell has been with the company for 17 years, most recently as senior vice president.
NBCUniversal has promoted Bruce Casino, naming him executive vice president of television and new media distribution for the U.S. and Canada. Casino had been senior vice president since 2008.
Lisa Myers, a political an investigative correspondent at NBC News, is leaving the network after 33 years. There’s no word on what she’ll do next. In a memo to staff she wrote, “I greatly appreciate the company granting my request to change gears and pursue new horizons.”
Actor Jeffrey Tambor has agreed to guest on CBS’s new comedy “The Millers” later this season, working alongside former “Arrested Development” co-star Will Arnett. Tambor will play the owner of a TV station.
Deutsch has made three promotions in its New York office, naming Jeremy Bernstein executive vice president and group creative director and Matt McKay and Jeffrey Vinick executive creative directors. Bernstein had been senior vice president, while McKay and Vinick were executive vice presidents.
David Verhoef has been named director of content production at Camp + King, an agency based in San Francisco. Verhoef has previously held positions at Chiat/Day and Cliff Freeman & Partners.
Digital agency Modus Operandi has brought in Jay Gundzik, naming him senior creative director. Gundzik is a former senior creative director at the video game company EA Sports.
Guggenheim Media has named Dana Miller executive vice president of marketing and brand development, working with the company’s titles The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard. Miller was previously senior vice president of branded entertainment and integrated marketing at Prometheus Global Media.
Andrea White has joined The Houston Chronicle’s editrial page on a one-month contract, which could turn into a permanent position. White is an author and the wife of former Houston mayor Bill White.
Lifetime has added actress Tricia O’Kelley to the cast of its drama “Devious Maids” in a recurring role as a local Beverly Hills resident. The second season of “Maids” premieres on April 20.
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- Newspaperman George E. Curry dies at age 69
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